Getting yourself psyched about going back to the gym is one of the hardest things! It’s made even harder by the humidity and general eww of outside as the summer draws to a close. We’ve pulled together 5 tips to help yourself back on track.
Pack Your Bag The Night Before
Just like staying on track with eating healthy mean your need to prep your food, getting yourself ready the night before will help you get up and get moving without having to stress yourself out before you even leave the house. Before you go to bed get all your gym gear together and in a bag by the front door ready for you to pick up and go!
Take A Buddy
Sometimes the thought of working up a sweat all by your lonesome is enough to put you off going in the first place, so grab a buddy and have a little natter while walking around the park, or push each other further at the gym. Alternatively you could join a class, it could be something indoors and outdoors but either way it will get you moving and it’s a great opportunity to meet people too.
Make Exercise Part of your Everyday
Just getting your heart rate up is enough to keep you healthy. Just taking a brisk walk around the supermarket is enough to get your blood pumping so forget doing your weekly shop online and grab a trolley! Try taking the stairs instead of the lift, squat while you are taking your makeup off or brushing your teeth or work those arms by holding them out to the side and rotating while watching TV, it all counts.
Set An Alarm On The Hour
Set yourself an alarm which goes off every hour and when it goes off you have to get up and do a quick workout; keep it really simple: 10 squats at 10am, 11 lunges at 11am and so on… make it fun and give yourself a little boost and gets that blood pumping and really wakes you up!
Set Yourself An Achievable Goal
If you’ve got a target you’re probably much more motivated to hit the gym and get moving! Maybe it’s a holiday, a wedding, a party or even a date you’ll find the dive to get yourself back to the place you want to be if you’ve got a reason.Written by Lauren Jacobsen, Nutrition Director